“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do…Read More
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The Determination of Dandelions
[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=dandelion&iid=87178″ src=”0083/e9465b66-4b51-487b-9247-7dca2981e7bb.jpg?adImageId=12404365&imageId=87178″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] I am at war with dandelions. I know, go ahead and laugh. Project your shaken heads over the e-waves, passing me subliminal messages about futility. I know it’s futile. At noon, I pick off every yellow head within a three-house radius of my yard, and by nine the next…Read More
The day I received my first-ever rejection letter, I burst into tears on the phone with Christian, crying, “I just know I’m never going to break in!” (Hello, Don Music.) I couldn’t sleep for three days afterwards, from sheer artistic misery. The day I found the email from Wild Rose Press in my inbox, Julianna…Read More
What is up with these people?
I’m probably trying to overdo it, but I decided that my first post-baby writing project…since I didn’t finish my novel in time…would be to find markets for an already-complete short story, and get it sent out. The first two places I sent it roundly ignored it…oh, how I hate no responses…so I’m scouring the writers’…Read More
What a morning!
First thing this morning, I found a rejection in my inbox. A gentle reminder from the cosmos that confidence in submitting is probably misplaced. I had good reason to expect this one to be accepted, and I went downstairs to play with the kids with my stomach and brain all in a dither. Two…Read More
A Different Kind of Rejection
Mary Rosenblum at the Long Ridge Writers Group is having us track our submissions to see who can be the most productive. Well, I’m never going to win that one—I have plenty of ideas, but not enough time to bring them to fruition—but the effort has been good for me. I’ve been far more…Read More